Characters on Starcruiser; Ahsoka
  • On Oct 4, 2023
    Shelby from SC Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Howdy! Our family is planning a trip to be there over Dia de los Muertos (Nov 1) and were wondering if we could paint (half) our faces as sugar skulls? I know face painting is allowed, I just wanted to make sure this design specifically would be okay?

    Well howdy right back at ya Shelby, and welcome to planDisney!

    I absolutely love it when families take the opportunity to dress up for the occasion and get into the spirit together, no matter what they're celebrating. As a connoisseur of costuming myself, I appreciate the beauty of face paint in that it's an easy way to bring an extra touch of character to your look without wearing a costume or breaching any of the posted attire policies at the Theme Parks. 

    I ventured over to a number of locations across Walt Disney World Resort to speak with a few knowledgeable Cast Members about your plans to sport your sugar skull style for Día de los Muertos this year and this is what they shared:

    • The Cast Members at Walt Disney World Resort Guest Relations let me know that families and folks of any age are permitted to wear face paint, and pointed out that there have even been Face Painting Kiosks that have offered sugar skull designs during this time of the year! They did stress that since they don't know what your finished designs will look like in the end, and that policies are always subject to change without prior notice they cannot provide a definitive approval but also noted that generally speaking from the sounds of what your family has planned - you shouldn't encounter any problems.
    • Face Paint offerings are subject to availability and may not currently be available like Colors of Mo'ara found in Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park which transforms guest faces to resemble those of the Na'vi peoples of Pandora. The citizens of Batuu over at Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge let me know that it was common for folks to visit the planet with their faces painted with the previously offered Image Design experience for those voyaging off-planet but it has been at the discretion of various Cast Members at the park entrances to determine whether their appearance is considered acceptable attire, especially for those attempting to make it through with their faces fully painted. 
    Personally, I've observed folks sporting some beautifully elaborate sugar skull face paint with floral flourishes as they enjoy their time across the Theme Parks receiving compliments from fellow guests and Cast Members alike, so I truly hope that your family will be able to enjoy yourselves with no issues. It's so wonderful to see just how many folks got into the spirit over at Disneyland Resort celebrations, and it's worth keeping an eye out for special moments at the Mexico Pavilion in EPCOT World Showcase or visiting the Mexico Folk Art Gallery for some great photo opportunities with your face paint! In the meantime, feel free to come back again to planDisney for any more tips ahead of your upcoming Disney adventure!

    ¡Feliz Día de los Muertos!
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